Innovative Digital Education and Learning-New Mexico (IDEAL-NM) is a statewide eLearning program of the New Mexico Public Education Department.
We envision robust educational options for students in New Mexico that ensure all students have access to the full continuum of student-centric online and blended learning opportunities regardless of zip code or socio-economic status. Further, we envision that:
IDEAL-NM supports New Mexico schools in expanding education options for students through technology innovations.
IDEAL-NM offers statewide virtual courses in collaboration with New Mexico schools. Through the virtual school, districts and charter schools are able to expand educational opportunity for students. IDEAL-NM provides the online course taught by a licensed New Mexico teacher. The enrolling school provides students with the space and technology and designates a site coordinator or learning coach to monitor and support students to ensure success.
All New Mexico schools have access to the statewide LMS, which serves as the platform for the development and delivery of online and blended learning programs. IDEAL-NM provides the training, technical assistance and help-desk support to partner schools in the development of quality online learning programs. Through the statewide LMS, schools have access to 116 semester-long IDEAL-NM courses for supplemental, blended and fully online learning.